Weight Loss tips
Here you will find simple, practical and effective tips to lose weight. First of all one must be determined to lose weight and work towards it. Develop a mind set towards it, set realistic goals which you will be able to achieve and do not expect immediate or magical results overnight.
First and foremost thing is never go for crash diets instead reduce weight gradually and slowly.
Make necessary lifestyle changes like giving up alcohol, smoking, avoiding fatty food, processed food and refined food. Include fresh and natural foods as far as possible as processed foods tend to contain high level of salt and sugar.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so never skip breakfast. Skipping meals doesn’t help as you tend to overeat the next meal. Starving oneself is not a way to loose weight instead opt for low fat meals.
Include lot of fiber in your diet as it gives a feeling of fullness, thereby preventing you from gorging spicy and fatty food. For example, add cooked dry beans, lentils to your salads, soups and stir fries. Indulge in a big plate of salad before meals.Use whole wheat flour to make cakes, muffins and breads or buy food made with whole grains.
Eat slowly and chew your food well as it helps in digestion and also we tend to eat less. According to Dr.Polasa “Chewing slowly prevents excess intake as satiety is reached 10-15 minutes after commencing food intake”.
When you have a mid morning or evening hunger cravings, choose the right snacks to satisfy your cravings. Corn cobs, fresh fruits are smart choices than deep fried items like samosas, pakoras and chivdas. The key is opt for low fat food.
Eat frequent small meals rather than taking 3 large meals a day. Five or six smaller meals each day may be less fattening.
Use every opportunity to be physically active. For example use the stairs instead of lift, park the car a little far away and walk to your office, if the shop or market is nearby, go by walk.
It is advisable not to take water along with your meals as they tend to dilute the digestive juices and impair digestion.
Exercise is the best way to loose weight. Do exercises that you enjoy, otherwise chances are more that you will give up altogether. Play soft music while you exercise to prevent boredom. It is best to exercise before mealtime. Aerobic exercise like jogging, swimming, cycling, running accelerates weight loss. Consult a physician before starting any weight loss program. Aerobic exercise combined with healthy eating will certainly help in weight reduction.
Walking is considered one of the best exercise and also least expensive. Walk regularly at least 5 days a week for weight reduction.
When you have cravings for a certain type of food like chocolates or ice cream, go ahead and have it once in a while. You can have it in small quantities and deduct those fat calories from lunch.
Take fruits and vegetables which has lot of water content like watermelons, cucumbers and white pumpkin.
Keep yourself engaged as boredom leads to overeating. Also keep yourself free of stress.
Drink 6-7 glasses of water per day as it helps to flush out the toxins in our body. Drinking a glass of warm lemon juice with a tsp of honey every morning is said to help weight loss.
Follow these healthy and natural tips to lose weight and achieve your goal. Finally, weight loss is a slow process, so do not get disappointed and give up altogether. Good luck!
Disclaimer: These weight loss tips are designed to help you make informed decisions about your health. It is not intended as a substitute for the advice or treatment that may have been prescribed by your physician.